Nervous leadership has instituted new curbs on freedom of speech in Jordan dictatorship free press clampdown
Jordan articles on Democracy Chronicles
News about the struggle for democracy in Jordan. Jordan is not a functioning democracy. According to Freedom House, "Jordan's king holds broad executive powers, appoints and dismisses the prime minister and cabinet, and may dissolve the bicameral National Assembly at his discretion". Also, "International observers noted instances of vote buying in the 2013 elections and criticized the unfair electoral laws". Also check out our section on World Democracy or our articles on the Middle East.
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